How long, O LORD? Wilt thou hide thyself for ever? How long will thy wrath burn like fire?
Remember, O Lord, what the measure of life is, for what vanity thou hast created all the sons of men!
What man can live and never see death? Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? [Selah]
Lord, where is thy steadfast love of old, which by thy faithfulness thou didst swear to David?
Remember, O Lord, how thy servant is scorned; how I bear in my bosom the insults of the peoples,
with which thy enemies taunt, O LORD, with which they mock the footsteps of thy anointed.
Blessed be the LORD for ever! Amen and Amen.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)